The Vermillion (S.D.) district is building an elementary school to replace two aging facilities.
Sioux Falls.Business reports that the new Vermillion Elementary School will be connected to the existing middle school and is planned to have five sections each of pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. It will include two classrooms each for junior kindergarten, Head Start and preschool in addition to six special education rooms.
The new school will replace Vermillion’s two existing elementary schools: Jolley Elementary and Austin Elementary.
Both elementary buildings are 67 years old, each school has similar wear and tear, and repairing only one school was not an option.
The new facility has been designed to meet the individual needs of pre-K through fifth grade students in one location, while maintaining the connections found in a neighborhood school.
The new Vermillion Elementary has a modular design to provide flexibility. Other design priorities include improved student engagement through the availability of nontraditional learning spaces and more collaboration space for faculty and staff.
The architect is TSP.